Whale Watching

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On board Whale watching

Almost 100 km from Puerto Madryn, on a beach in the town of Puerto Pirámides, we climb on board to navigate the Golfo Nuevo (New Gulf). The objective is to get as close as possible: even though our vessel is faster than the whales, we never force an approach; rather, we respect the whales’ wishes.

Each whale watch is one-of-a-kind and unrepeatable, which is why we cannot anticipate what sort of an encounter we will have: these cetaceans are in their natural habitat and in absolute freedom! What we can say for sure is that along the coast of Península Valdés, there are more whales to watch than in any other part of the world. This means that we will always see one or more whales.

Our boats

Catamarán “Pinino VII”: Especially, designed for whale watching.

Features of Semi rigid boat "Gudeñak"

Features of Semi rigid boat "Maruca"

 The sailing lasts for 1 hour and a half. Check-in time is 1 hour before departure time.

We provide life jackets (mandatory use) and waterproof layers (for rainy days). Our boats have regulatory life rafts.

In accordance with current regulations, we have a passenger insurance policy that covers the boat trip at all times, as well as pre- and post-boarding.

The language on board is Spanish. Our guide provides -although not as simultaneous translation- some oral information in English.

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Other services on board

We strongly recommend that on the day before the whale watching trip, you call our office in Puerto Pirámides (see right) – or even better, drop by if you happen to be in town – in order to find out about the weather forecast for the following day and the availability according to the timetable.

Except for whale watching trips during the whole of October (the month when demand is greatest) and during the first week of November, you can make your booking by phone from Puerto Madryn as late as the afternoon before your trip to Puerto Pirámides or, once there, showing the very same day on which you’ll be joining one of the several daily outings. Reservations will be considered only after a previous deposit of ticket’s total amount.

NOTE: There are two long weekends during the whole season, for which it is very important that you book your ticket over two (2) months in advance: the most “critical” is the Columbus Day long weekend (october 12) and the long weekend in honour of Argentina’s liberator José de San Martín (August 17). It may be wise to also keep these facts in mind regarding your accommodation (see YOUR STAY)

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Come and taste the vast Freedom of Atlantic Patagonia and climb aboard this Whale Watching Adventure. Tuning into nature makes for a truly exhilirating travel experience.

© 2006 Whales Argentina. Avistaje embarcado de ballenas – Avistaje de Ballenas. Fotos: Ricardo Cobas, Aldo Sánchez, Angel Vélez y Alexis Fioramonti